Principal's Letter

On behalf of the Mission Basilica School community, I would like to welcome you to the home of the Swallows! Mission Basilica School is a Blue Ribbon school with a nurturing staff and rigorous academics aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Our school develops students with a strong sense of moral character and exceptional academic abilities who have the opportunity of being part of a history past, present and in the making. Here at Mission Basilica School, we recognize the uniqueness of each child, nurture their capabilities, provide them with opportunities to develop leadership skills and encourage them to achieve their optimal spiritual, academic, and creative potential. I hope you enjoy your tour of our school website, and we invite you to visit our campus.

Alycia Beresford , Principal

Bring a Friend Day!

MBS is excited to announce that February 13th will be “Bring A Friend/Shadow Friday”. All students in grades K – 8 are welcome to bring a buddy from another school to enjoy this special event. Any other prospective students interested in attending MBS may also register and will be assigned a student ambassador for the day. Space is limited so make sure to call and reserve your spot today! (949) 234-1385

About Us

Mission Basilica School is a Catholic Parochial school with single grade classrooms from Kindergarten Readiness through Eighth Grade. A Blue Ribbon school for academic excellence, we are steeped in a rich heritage begun over 200 years ago by the Blessed Junipero Serra.


Ideally located on the beautiful grounds of the Mission San Juan Capistrano, the school site is nestled between the Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Jewel of the Missions, and the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, a National Shrine. We have been serving the communities of South Orange County since 1928.